OPINION: Canada geese were able to be controlled until the government dropped them from the gamebird list.
OPINION: Spying helicopters in the sky put extra pressure on farmers working below on the land, writes Hugh Vercoe.
OPINION: Hamilton City Councillor Dave Macpherson enters the rates debate with an alternative view.
OPINION: Hamilton city councillors are now locked in a he-said-she-said spiral down to battling fiefdoms, all of it ending in ugly partisan politics, based on who knew what, and when, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: It is a far from ideal state of affairs, administering in perpetual crisis mode, keeping those who are elected to make such decisions in the dark until the last minute, writes Richard Swainson.
OBITUARY: Blindness was no barrier for soprano Pamela Reynolds, writes Charles Riddle.
OPINION: After two years of record immigration figures most months, New Zealanders are growing wary, writes Narelle Henson.
Opinion: Has there been enough investment to bring out libraries into the digital era?
OPINION: Too many small communities have fallen in the trap of assuming tourism will be good for them, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Hamilton is apparently facing a fiscal crisis, despite all evidence to the contrary in the lead up to last week's annual plan meeting. It's just not good enough, writes Richard Swainson.
OPINION: Hamilton City Councillor Rob Pascoe, former chairman of council's finance committee and serving deputy chairman, has some facts and figures to toss into the rates debate that has occupied councillors for the past two weeks.
OPINION: We need to stop pretending death is a moderate solution, Narelle Henson writes.
OPINION: Max Christoffersen is stone cold in love with his shiny silver and black box, but on October 31, against his will, it's all over.
OBITUARY: Auriel Jones was a strong, capable and caring woman who always put other people first, writes Charles Riddle.
Opinion: Mastering training, recovery and mental wellbeing is key to surviving as elite athlete.
OPINION: Tom O'Connor is frustrated at the deliberate misinformation on national super which is causing a divide between Baby Boomers and Millennials.
OPINION: An online petition to save Euphrasie House has given people an avenue to express their feelings about the old convent's fate, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: There's nothing sexist about the pay gap, it's all about choices, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: There are sound reasons why we should leave the river the hell alone, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: The youth of today have as much right to enjoy themselves as anyone else, writes Richard Swainson, and more power to them. You only live once.
OPINION: Life stories are celebrations, a balance to the negative news about frauds, thieves, and rogue politicians, writes Charles Riddle.
OPINION: The fact some politicians have said a written constitution would be a hindrance suggests it is probably a good idea.
OPINION: Most blokes are brilliant, writes Narelle Henson, equally as brilliant as women.
OBITUARY: Bobbie Wills was one of life’s true characters and a storyteller to rival Pinocchio, writes Charles Riddle.
OPINION: No matter their age, you never stop worrying about your kids, writes Denise Irvine.
OPINION: You can take the man out of the school but not the teacher out of the man, as Richard Swainson discovers, he had been found wanting.
OPINION: There's a street violence problem in Hamilton but no one wants to take ownership and try to fix it, writes Max Christoffersen.
Amid the tricky politics of genderless toilets, Rosemary McLeod writes there's nothing wrong with wanting privacy.
OPINION: People scoff at Palmerston North, but here I've found my Kiwi dream.
OPINION: There is a danger that attempting to restore waterways to some imagined pristine condition of days gone by will suffocate any attempt to make improvements, writes Tom O'Connor.